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Monday, November 1, 2010

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Hit and Run Driver Seriously Injures 3-Year-Old Girl NR10514bb

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) South Traffic Division Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who struck a 3-year-old pedestrian in South Los Angeles.

On October 31, 2010 at about 6:35 p.m., a red 1999 to 2000 Toyota compact car, traveling eastbound on 77th Street from Avalon Boulevard hit a 3-year-old female pedestrian that ran into the roadway.  The driver left the scene without rendering aid or identifying themselves as required by law.

The 3-year-old victim was rushed to a local hospital where she was listed in serious condition.  Investigators have no further information on the suspect at this time.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call South Traffic Division Detectives Rodney Jones or Jimmy Render at 323-290-6093. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.